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The fact that a successful party to an employment tribunal claim has her legal expenses paid by an insurer does not prevent him from claiming for costs, the UK's Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. 24 Sep 2014
The pre-2013 litigation costs recovery regime, under which successful parties to civil cases in the English courts could claim "disproportionate" conditional fee agreement (CFA) success fees and after the event legal expenses (ATE) insurance premiums from... 29 Jul 2014
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Courts should be much more ready to grant relief from sanctions for failure to comply with court orders, practice directions and rules after the Court of Appeal found that the current approach had been "misunderstood and is being misapplied by some courts",... 08 Jul 2014
Proposed reforms to the way in which civil litigation in Scotland is funded will "improve access to justice" by making the costs of court action more predictable, the Scottish government has said. 04 Jun 2014
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